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Race & Ethnic Relations

In the Torah, Jews are taught to accept others, without prejudice or bias. Judaism also teaches the importance of working with others in the community to achieve social justice. The RAC works together with representatives of different communities on several issues and provides resources to support intercultural learning experiences.

Race Relations

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the notorious "Bloody Sunday" march in Selma and the historic civil rights movement, join the RAC to learn about the fight for racial justice then and now.

The Kovler Microgrant program supports activities and actions aimed at developing links and common ground between African-Americans and Jews, through educational and programmatic activities that bring members of both communities together to learn and serve. To apply, read the Program Guidelines and get in touch with Congregational Social Action Manager Isaac Nuell at (202) 387-2800.

Celebrate Shabbat Tzedek and continue our long history of working across lines of faith and race to end discrimination and speak out against inequality and prejudice.

Fresh Updates from RAC Blog: Race Relations

Fresh Updates from RAC Blog: Race Relations

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the Center for American Progress Today!
Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the RAC, will be speaking at a panel today at the Center for American Progress called “Harnessing Faith to Work for Justice.” Rabbi Pesner will be joined on the panel by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III,  Senior Pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL, and it will […]

From Memphis to Baltimore in a Few Short Weeks
Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

By Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen Four weeks ago, I walked along a street in Memphis with 11 teens from my congregation, a chaperone and our educator, Brad Cohen. The day before, we had volunteered at the Dorothy Day House, cleaning a basement, spreading mulch and helping three young boys make birthday cards and a cake to […]

President Makes Positive Steps Forward in Demilitarizing Police
Posted on Tuesday May 19, 2015

The topics of criminal justice reform and community-police relations have been at the top of the news cycle for months. In fact, just yesterday the President traveled to Camden, New Jersey and visited with local law enforcement and met with young people in the Camden community to hear directly about the progress the revamped police […]

Unrest in the Israeli Ethiopian Community
Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Over the last week, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Tel Aviv to protest discrimination and unequal treatment by law enforcement against the Ethiopian minority in Israel. Responding to the recent protests, the leaders of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) released a statement expressing support for public leaders and activists working to lead […]

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Claire Shimberg at (202) 387-2800.